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Prego and INSYS connect electrical grid wirelessly

Prego and INSYS connect electrical grid wirelessly

September 3, 2014 - Prego services and INSYS icom provided secure integration of remote substations, secondary substations, renewable energy systems, and switching points into the network control system of Pfalzwerke Netz while providing protection from unauthorised access and tampering.

INSYS icom’s industrial routers for mobile radio, ADSL, and SDSL are used to connect the stations to the network control system. The units establish connections to the control centre via Virtual Private Network (VPN). As an additional security measure, the network between the remote stations and the control centre was divided into several security zones protected by firewalls from prego services. Prompted by the successfully completed project, the continued cooperation within the “Excellence in M2M” network founded by INSYS icom enables the companies to offer complete network solutions with optimally matched hardware and software for the energy industry. “We connect generators, storage systems, consumers, and grid equipment, creating smart energy supply systems”, says Anna Wels, partner manager at INSYS icom. “For that purpose, we develop and supply reliable, user-friendly devices and solutions for secure data communication at any location.” Peter Schreieck, head of communication & network at prego services, emphasizes that the two companies complement each other, adding: “The combination of our industry and network expertise and INSYS icom’s hardware know-how results in an excellent competence regarding solutions and technology for energy industry companies – they can use it for considerable benefit when introducing smart grid technologies.”

About prego services
prego services develops and operates scalable, secure, and sustainable IT and business solutions for medium-sized companies, and provides industry-specific services for the energy industry. With a staff of 530 and a high-performance, modern infrastructure, the company is a one-stop provider of consultation, services, and support. Its portfolio covers the fields of information technology, human resource management, materials management, and purchasing. Customers include renowned industrial companies such as Reckitt Benckiser, Kabel BW, and AOK as well as several German federal authorities and the football club 1. FC Kaiserslautern.

Company Profile
Founded in 1992, INSYS icom is a well-established technology partner for industrial data communication and M2M technology. The company's product portfolio includes simple serial modems, integrated mobile radio routers, controllers for e-mobility charging stations, and complete energy efficiency solutions.

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